Raising questions about the intentions and motives behind state government’s drive to remove encroachments from state land, AIP President and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Friday said that when thousands of non-state subject families are being treated like VIP guests here, then what the fun of evacuating state land.
The spokesman in a statement said that nobody is against removing “illegal occupations” and encroachments from state land but keeping criminal silence on state land being filled by a large number of non-state subject families in every nook and corner of the state is a matter of grave concern and unacceptable. If the government has been forcibly removing encroachments raised by the locals in various localities, how come these uninvited non-state subjects are being allowed to “occupy” the state land from Lakhanpur to Karnah.
He said that government must first evacuate thousands of non-state subject families who have constructed houses on prime state land in various parts of Jammu City. It is painful that governor administration is trying to show its authority and is using civil and police administration to evacuate the state land but nobody touches the non-state subjects in Jammu and Kashmir provinces.
One has a reason to conclude that the government is evacuating state land only to allow non-state subjects. There are various instants where their non-locals have behaved like criminals and even a lady in south Kashmir broke window glasses and pelted stones on the family.
Rasheed questioned police and civil administration that how come are these non-locals allowed to roam freely in any part of the state and why there is nobody maintaining the proper record and purpose of their stay.